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This episode brought to you by Haamonii Shochu. It’s Japanese to drink Shochu with friends. Be sure to pour Gold Medal Haamonii Shochu and remember to port for others and not self. You can buy it online at www.dnm.com. Derrick Schommer: Welcome to Common Man Cocktails, I’m your host Derrick Schommer and today we’re going to create the Collins. This is not but Tom Collins, there is the difference. Were going to be using Bols Genever which is actually recently introduce to the United States. It’s a—they called it Back in the Day, they called it Dash Gin. It’s really not gin at all it’s base on the malt line it’s a little more than I think more 50% it’s like 60% or 70% malt line and got a juniper berry that’s kind that we tie it to gin. Genever was what the—what they made in Holland back in the 16, 17, 1800 around that timeframe because I know it’s a long timeframe but I’m foggy on the history. But they brought this—of course people brought it into England into UK and they didn’t have exactly what they needed. They didn’t have the right grain so they ended up during this creating what we now and now as gin or London gin. And so this became separate and it made its own product. This was probably say, the grandparents of original gin. But it alone is its own recipe and dating back to some of the original recipe books, anytime they call for Dutch gin they are really talking about Genever. And I just and I learned all this when I was at a launch party because it just made it to the United States they invited us to a launch party, that was a great time and this is one of the drinks that they taught us how to make, they introduced it to us, it was the first thing we got to drink and it doesn’t taste like a Tom Collins so start right there. And what will do is we’re going to build this. Is going to be of course built in the Collins glass, it’s going to use super rich simple syrup which really translates to you do two parts of sugar to one part of water instead of one and one. So, it’s going to be a little sweeter, we’re going to use an ounce of lemon juice. We’re going to top it with Club Soda, I thinks that’s kind of more natural. We’re going to use the Genever, the Bol Genever and this really the only alcohol within here. And the trick which we’ve never done before and I don’t know of any thing I’ve done that has this but we’re going to double strain. So, we’re going to strain two different strainers and that gets makes it more clear and gets rid of some of the finite particles from the lemon juice because it’s freshly squeezed. You want to stick with freshly squeezed and it’s all and I’m going to be shaken. So, were going to shake it up until this little guy here, get some ice. They’re you go and what we’ll do is we’ll just pour in one ounce of the lemon juice and we’re going to garnish it of course with the lemon because that’s makes it all the cooler. And we’ll do—start with half ounce of this rich simple syrup, definitely is rich, rich and thick. And we’ll do two ounces of the Genever so if you're in the US now you should be able to find the Genever and definitely if you're in Holland you will find Genever. And it should be make this way cross the world if it is not there already we might have been the last so think it. Sydney might be—maybe the last. So, that is your base right there, you’ve got your Genever, you’ve got your lemon juice and you’ve got your simple syrup that’s all were going to shake, we don’t need to shake the—you know that stuff. Club Soda I was buying in time but I can’t do it. There we go just get some—where did my Collins glass go? Holy crap! There you, where is my strainer? And our uber bar tool strainer here, strainer eggs. And then we’ll double strain, make sure you leave enough room for the Club Soda but you should be okay if you have a standard sized Collins glass. And you do all the parts as we’ve mentioned here. Throw that on there I’m going to really just jam that right in there have that floating. So, there you go very white looking that’s really because there’s not that much lemon juice compared to the rest of the ingredients. I smell a lot of the Club Soda in there so you get that. There we go, definitely very—you’ve got that malt if you—it’s hard to describe what malt a malt beverage like this. Malt could be Colt 45 but we’re not new to Colt 45 rum. But you know a brown—like you know you're going to have that like a chocolatey essence nothing over the top chocolate not like a high coco county there is just a saddle amount of what you might interpret as a chocolate into that maltiness probably firing off on your neurons. There is very subtle juniper. If you're used to drinking like a tangray or something just pretend that and never existed. This doesn’t have that much juniper. Just a slight bit of juniper, just enough for you to know it was there. Overall, very easy to drink, no alcohol burn, there was the tad bit of alcohol on the back end but just enough saying know that this is the definitely an alcoholic beverage. I think it’s a 42% but for a 42% considering vodka falls within a same round, more like 40. You would expect there to be so much extra potent alcohols and ethanols but you don’t get that. You’re getting that neat little malty play if something a little different so if you're looking to go to store and you're looking for a new brand, a new label, something new to try, you’ve got absinthe, we’ve got all this sudden and you think you try the Genever the Bols Genever you can’t miss it is. It’s a very neat little bottle there. So there you go that’s the original Collins if you want to see what Collins was like before it became a huge big industry. Before Thom, before the gin really tramped America and once upon a time this was imported and not gin. So there you go, this is the Collins Bols Genever and I’m Derrick Schommer and we’re teaching you how to drink.- Also, don’t forget to check out our sponsors, we’ve got Haamonii Shochu. Haamonii Smooth Shochu if you’ve never had Shochu it’s like Vodka except much more smooth in new more nuances. Half the percentage of alcohol so, you’re not going to get that burning ethanol taste your going to get something, something you’ve pulling never experienced before. If you’ve never experienced the Shochu or if you have but hasn’t been this brand, this brand is going to be a little smooth or a lot more topping and now if you consider we didn’t this episode the Genever and you put this right beside it. 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